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Connecting manufacturers and makers with emerging technology

The adoption of new technologies to improve efficiency and enhance production is now a critical component of a manufacturing business’s competitive advantage.

If you are a manufacturer, maker or teacher we invite you to participate in a day of interactive workshops and discussions that will explore emerging technologies and their applications in manufacturing.

Each workshop will demonstrate a new technology and its applications for manufacturing. You will be able to experience the technology and ask questions relating to your business.

During the day, you will be able to speak one-to-one with workshop presenters about your individual business needs.

  • Cairns Wednesday 9 October 2019 TAFE, Cairns Campus, S Block, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets, Manunda
  • Brisbane Thursday 10 October 2019 The Edge (State Library of QLD), Stanley Place, South Brisbane
  • Logan Friday 11 October 2019 Substation 33, 31 Mary Street, Kingston
  • Mackay Wednesday 30 October 2019 Split Spaces, Building 4, 2/92 Sydney Street
  • Townsville Thursday 31 October 2019 TAFE, Bohle Campus, 763 Ingham Road.


8.30 am-10.00 am

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is the process of creating complex structures and components by the layering of materials which are gradually built up. This workshop will explore the range of applications of additive manufacturing and the 3D printing technologies and materials that make it possible.

Facilitator: Konica Minolta.


Manufacturing applications in reality technology

The introduction of reality technology, which includes Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) provides many benefits to manufacturers. Join in this workshop to understand the use of VR, AR and MR and how:

  • processes can be made more efficient

  • designs optimised in advance of development, and

  • complex machines can be maintained more intelligently.

Facilitator: Leap Australia Pty Ltd.

10.15 am-11.30 am

Improving energy efficiency and renewable energy use in the factory

Energy efficiency and use of renewable energy is becoming more and more vital for manufacturers as energy prices and consumption continues to rise. This workshop will provide considerations and strategies for improving energy efficiency in the factory.

Facilitator: Carbon Friendly Enterprises.


Internet of Things: data capture and simple solutions for improved business efficiency

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enables the collection and exchange of data. This workshop will discuss the possibilities for using IoT devices to enable improved business performance and better decision making from increased data collection.

Facilitators: Leap Australia Pty Ltd, TAFE North and Designworks.

11.30 am-1.00 pm

Automation, robotics and the factory of the future

Technology is enabling and accelerating the transition to fully automated production facilities. The challenge for manufacturers is understanding the capability of technology to gain the most benefit. This workshop will focus on the adoption of robotics, focusing on the benefits, implications and steps required to make it happen.

Facilitator: Freelance Robotics Pty Ltd.


Design and prototyping solutions for product development

Several disruptive fabrication technologies, combined with 3D digital design, are revolutionising how industry (and consumers) develop, prototype and manufacture products. This workshop will examine this range of available fabrication technologies, the importance of getting the design right and how to choose the right technology in prototyping.

Facilitators: Advanced Design and Prototyping Institute, Griffith University.

Networking lunch and panel discussion

1.00 pm-2.00 pm

Join our workshop facilitators for a lively discussion on choosing the right technology to suit your business need, touching on the importance of being cyber secure and skill considerations of adopting new technology.

Facilitator: Australian Industry Group.

Cost is $30 per person and workshop places are limited.

For more information contact advancedmanufacturing@dsdmip.qld.gov.au


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